"The View" co-hosts Candace Cameron Bure and Raven Symone do not always see eye to eye. They once exchanged clashing views when Bure supported theOregon Christian bakers' decision to refuse serving a same-sex wedding much to the chagrin of Symone, who is a self-declared lesbian.
On the issue of football coach Joe Kennedy from Bremerton High School and his right to pray with students after each game, the two hosts are once again at odds with one another, according to The Blaze.
The Bremerton school district had demanded that Kennedy stop praying on the field after games, but Kennedy defended his action, saying that the after-game prayer session is not mandatory and therefore considered free speech under the First Amendment.
"The separation of church and state does not mean that we cannot pray publicly," agreed Bure. "It actually guarantees our free exercise of religion so that if it is voluntary, we are allowed to pray wherever we would like to."
But Symone does not think so, and she asked Bure: "So why did they take prayer out of the beginning of school and now it's just silence?"
"I don't know, I wish they wouldn't have," Bure replied.
"But that's not fair to somebody who doesn't pray," Symone added, and Bure argued, "You don't have to — it's voluntary. If people would actually put more effort into prayer than to fight prayer, you would see a whole difference in this country to see that power of prayer."
Bure then praised Kennedy for fighting for his right to pray even if it means losing his job. She said schools need to hire "more men like this who are willing to pray for our students, for our athletes, for protection, for safety."
Bure and Symone's fellow co-hosts seemed to agree that Kennedy did nothing wrong, but Symone stood firm on her belief as she rolled her eyes at Bure's final statement and raised her hands as if to signify that she was giving up on the discussion.